Monday, February 25, 2013
F2F Instructional Strategies
I had an interesting experience today while exploring F2F resources for my course. One of the technologies I was looking at was VoiceThread. This is an interesting resource that allows one to make slide shows and collaborate on a conversation around these shows. People can comment on / participate in these in a number of ways including text, voice, and video and then share them around the world. It seems like a great resource for allowing EFL learners to connect and practice with learners around the world. When I linked to the the ESL / EFL section here, I immediately found one example produced by someone I know from being officers in the same professional organization in Japan. Then, as I explored further, I found one that the creator credited the idea for to someone by the same name as someone I used to work in the same school, live in the same building, and sometimes go to the same pub with. I followed the link to her original material and then her blog and found it was in fact her, which provided me with an opportunity to reconnect with her. Interesting how small the world can be!